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diminuendo (s) (noun), diminuendos (pl)
1. A gradual reduction in force or loudness; antonym of crescendo.
2. In music, a gradual reduction of force or loudness; gradually decreasing in volume; decrescendo.
3. A diminuendo passage. Symbol: >.
4. Etymology: from Italian, present participle of diminuire, "to diminish" from Latin d1minuere, "to reduce".
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